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Bird & Branch

Bird & Branch

We are a small independent coffee shop near Times Square in New York City. During the height of the pandemic in NYC, we closed our shop to the public to reduce the spread of COVID19. Instead, we used our little shop to prepare and deliver breakfast,…

Bran’s Sweet Treats

Bran’s Sweet Treats

In Fresno, California, Brandi Malone -CEO of Bran’s Sweet Treats has carved a niche offering over 32 flavors of cake in a jar to serve the whole community. Bran’s Sweet Treats has established itself as the leader in quality, on the go cake using Ball brand…

Delicacies Jewelry

Delicacies Jewelry

We believe food is love, giving back is baked in, and Ball 4-ounce jars deliver pure goodness. We are Delicacies Jewelry, the world’s first full-line of fine jewelry for food lovers, established in 2013. Our food jewelry pays homage to whole, simple ingredients including garlic, rosemary,…

Dig This Chick

Dig This Chick

A fourth generation Montanan raising a fifth, I am founder and owner of Dig This Chick (www.digandco.com), a brand that inspires connection, adventure and experience on the homefront and in the wild. Since 2007, through my writing, social channels, educational classes and online marketplace, I encourage…

Everything We Eat

Everything We Eat

Everything We Eat, LLC (EWE) is a food collaboration between Chef Chris Paul and his wife, Leigh-Ann Charles, MPH/Nutritionist. Debuting as a healthy meal-prep service, EWE grew into a fully equipped food truck, food podcast, interactive cooking class, and catering company focused on local ingredients with…

Kinfood

Kinfood

As a bi-racial, women owned business, we founded Kinfood to embody all that we love about food — the community, culture, tradition, and connection to mama earth. This is what kinship means to us, taught to us by our grandmothers, and it is intrinsically woven into…

Little Sprouts Micro Farm

Little Sprouts Micro Farm

For the past 5 years, Little Sprouts has produced nutrient-dense microgreens and edible blooms for our Northern California communities (Shasta, Tehama, Butte, Glenn Counties) for restaurants, retail, and direct sales.  We are currently a husband-wife team as we lost our employees during the first wave of…

Mama’s Salsa

Mama’s Salsa

We’re currently raising $1,000 to go towards a local cafe in the heart of Downtown Raleigh. They serve meals to the homeless & impoverished people of our community with no questions asked. We’ve also participated in a fundraising event where all of the proceeds went to…

Maple and Thyme Granola

Maple and Thyme Granola

Thank you so much for the opportunity to apply for the Made for More grant opportunity. I started Maple and Thyme Granola in 2019 because I love to bake and eat granola. We started without a plan, just a vision – to make creative, small batch…

McVicker Pickles

McVicker Pickles

McVicker Pickles is a woman-owned business making pickles, preserves and cocktail mixes featuring the best of California’s seasonal produce. We are located right in the heart of San Francisco, sourcing as much of our produce as possible from nearby farmer’s markets. Founder Kelly McVicker teaches workshops…

OWL Venice

OWL Venice

OWL Venice provides holistic healing products, most notably our Bone Broth Elixirs and gut-healing Reset cleanse program. With health on the forefront of everyone’s mind during these trying times, demand for product has grown exponentially. Despite glass shortages, produce availability and reoccurring shutdowns, we’ve been able…

Prep To Your Door

Prep To Your Door

During the pandemic, we’ve served 77,000 meals in 3900 jars. YES, you read that correctly. We are a zero-waste business, in which we serve ALL meals in mason jars and pick the empties up each week when we drop off the new jars, like the milkman!…

River City Market

River City Market

River City Market opened its doors in May 11, 2019 with a mission to bring an end to the food desert facing Northside Richmond, VA. Fast forward to now and we continue to meet our mission by providing fresh produce and wellness products to the community….

Rock N RollZ Nashville

Rock N RollZ Nashville

My wife and I have both worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years. When the pandemic hit, we both found ourselves unemployed, literally overnight. With no work and no possibility of any work on the horizon, we took our love of baking and sourdough…

Rootwork Herbals

Rootwork Herbals

Rootwork Herbals is a collective whose work includes various projects within herbalism that seek to build mutually beneficial relationships between people, plants, and planet. The Rootwork Herbals community has grown to include a herbal product line, a herbalism school, herbal health consultations, a Black, Indigenous, People…

SweetLeighs Cakes

SweetLeighs Cakes

In some ways, my bakery is the same now as it was when I started it over a decade ago:  it was a hobby/side job (I’m an architect fulltime), I am the only employee, and I have always tried to partner with and donate to my…

Tactile Craftworks

Tactile Craftworks

We are a three-woman leather crafting studio based in the Midwest. Founded in 2014 by Anna Warren and Sarah Heck, we specialize in laser etching antique maps and other designs onto leather before assembling our products by hand, and use the 24 oz Ball Jar for…

The Flower Lady

The Flower Lady

Hi! My name is Christina and I am the happy owner and flower farmer-florist behind the business: The Flower Lady. I live, work, and grow fresh cut flowers and herbs for a variety of local clients in historic Over-the-Rhine, a small neighborhood in the inner city…

The Folksy Farmer

The Folksy Farmer

Community, Pandemic, and Ball In the height of the pandemic, it became challenging to stay a part of the community. I (Whitney Coker) am a permaculture designer and Master Gardener. Previously I was volunteering at events as a Master Garden and interacted with the community through…

The Gingered Peach

The Gingered Peach

The Gingered Peach has always been a community focused small business, but we have tried to kick into overdrive, doing all we can to support our community during this difficult time. In March, we made the difficult decision to close temporarily to help flatten the curve….

Timeline of Grant Process

DEC 15

Submissions open

JAN 31

Submissions due by
11:59 EST

FEB 15

20 Finalists selected
and announced

FEB 15 - MAR 10

Online Voting Period

MARCH 23

10 Winners announced